GHS Graduate Josie Strader to Perform with Youth Brass Band of Battle Creek

From Battle Creek, MI: The Brass Band of Battle Creek (BBBC) is proud to introduce the 2018 Youth Brass Band Camp Participants.

The Camp will take place July 16-20 at Marshall High School. The Camp will feature some of the world’s top brass musicians as faculty, and will conclude with a FREE public concert at Marshall High School at 7:00 p..m. on Friday, July 20th.

“We are extremely excited this year to host this outstanding educational experience for high school bandsmen from across the Midwest!” Jeremy Root, BBBC Camp organizer and BBBC Director of Education and Outreach said. Root is also the band director at Marshall High School. “Those who attend will get a once-in-a-lifetime experience, an opportunity to learn from, and play with, the very best musicians today,” he added.

The mission of the Brass Band of Battle Creek is “To bring joy, understanding and inspiration through the power of music.” This year will mark the fifth year of the Youth Brass Band Program and the second as a day camp. Presently, 40 students (including recent GHS graduate Josie Strader) are enrolled from throughout Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois, including many from Calhoun County and the program seems to be working well, Root said. A few of the former students, now in college, are returning to help out, “It’s exciting to see these students succeed in college after coming through our program,” Root added.

The free concert, which is open to the public, will take place on Friday, July 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the Marshall High School Auditorium for Performing Arts and will showcase what these outstanding young musicians have learned.

Congratulations, Josie!!